A new U.S. Senate bill would require private messaging services, social media companies, and even cloud providers to report their users to the DEA if they find out about certain illegal drug sales.
Insider and other media have identified numerous US lawmakers not complying with the federal STOCK Act. Their excuses range from oversights, to clerical errors, to inattentive accountants. Ethics watchdogs — and even some in Congress — want to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks.
“By taxing 60% of the wealth gains made by just 467 billionaires during this horrific pandemic, we could guarantee healthcare as a right for an entire year.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the amended version on July 2.
In the midst of the Trump shutdown, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate’s first bill, S-1, meant to signify its priorities for the new Congressional session, is a bipartisan defense of the Israeli government from boycotts.
Three US senators have called on the Pentagon to immediately reveal the extent of US military support to the Saudi-led coalition that launched an attack on the key port city of Hodeidah, a last humanitarian lifeline in Yemen.
Over a third of Senate Democrats joined 41 Republicans and one Independent, Sen. Angus King (I-ME), on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, providing the critical missing votes needed to quash any further Read More…
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, 13 Democrats split from the majority of the party to join the Republican majority in the Senate in voting against a proposal submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and co-sponsored with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), that would allow U.S. citizens to legally import prescription drugs from Canada at lower prices. The amendment was voted down with the final vote count at 52 to 46, with one senator each from both parties not voting. Meanwhile, 13 Republicans surprisingly defected from the party majority to cross the aisle in favor of it.